Articles Tagged with 'leadership'

Dorety Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

September 01, 2011
Suncoast Schools FCU CEO Tom Dorety to receive Wegner award. READ MORE

Play Every Day

August 04, 2011
Asking Ron Burniske how he keeps his leadership skills sharp is like asking how baseball players keep their hitting skills sharp. READ MORE

Taking Leadership to the Next Level

August 01, 2011
Learning to lead isn't a finite process, say credit union CEOs. It's a lifelong quest. READ MORE

My Top 5 Takeaways from the CUNA HR/TD Conference

May 18, 2011
Make sure your conference takeaways are brought back to the office—and not left in the trunk of your car. READ MORE

Recommended Reading

May 01, 2011
Here are a few book recommendations from three CEOs. READ MORE

Moss Nabs Achievement Award

February 01, 2011
‘It’s rewarding when longtime members remind me I gave them their first loans.’ READ MORE

Make Succession Planning a Board Priority

September 08, 2010
The consequences of not having a CEO succession plan are "myriad and not pretty," says attorney Karen Saul. READ MORE

CUs Need Credible Leaders

September 01, 2010
One of the best antidotes to organizational ills is credible leadership. READ MORE

Leading Edge

September 01, 2010

Manage Innovation the Pixar Way

August 18, 2010
Pixar goes to great lengths to make sure employees are a group of creative people who are, first and foremost, collaborative teammates. READ MORE

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Great article! Unfortunately, most employees don’t feel valued or appreciated by their supervisors or employers. In fact, research has shown that the predominant reason team members quit their jobs is because they don’t feel valued. This is in spite of the fact that employee recognition programs have proliferated in the workplace – over 90% of all organizations in the U.S. has some form of employee recognition activities in place. But most employee recognition programs are viewed with skepticism and cynicism – because they aren’t viewed as being genuine in their communication of appreciation. Getting the “employee of the month” award, receiving a certificate of recognition, or a “Way to go, team!” email just don’t get the job done. How do you communicate authentic appreciation? We have found people have different ways that they want to be shown appreciation, and if you don’t communicate in the language of appreciation important to them, you essentially “miss the mark”. Additionally, employees need to receive recognition more than once a year at their performance review. Otherwise, they view the praise as “going through the motions”. A third component of authentic appreciation is that the communication has to be about them personally – not the department, not their group, but something they did. Finally, they have to believe that you mean what you say. How you treat them has to match the words you use. If you are not sure how your team members want to be shown appreciation, the Motivating By Appreciation Inventory (www.appreciationatwork.com/assess) will identify the language of appreciation and specific actions preferred by each employee. You then can create a group profile for your team, so everyone knows how to encourage one another. Remember, employees want to know that they are valued for what they contribute to the success of the organization. And communicating authentic appreciation in the ways they desire it can make the difference between keeping your quality team members or having a negative work environment that everyone wants to leave. Paul White, Ph.D., is the co-author of The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace with Dr. Gary Chapman.

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